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What to Expect During a Dental Exam


Posted on 3/22/2021 by Robert Leale
What to Expect During a Dental ExamDental exams are usually avoided by most Americans. That's because they either don't know what to expect once they are in the doctor's seat or they have heard horror stories about other people's experiences in that chair. Good news is that a dental exam doesn't need to be the stuff of horrors. Once you know what will happen, you can face the exam with confidence.

Thorough Cleaning


A dental checkup will always include extensive teeth cleaning from either our dental hygienist or dentist. Using bespoke equipment, our professional will be able to clean below the gum line which in effect eliminates built-up tartar and plaque which if left unattended cause cavities and bad breath. After the cleaning is done, your teeth can also be flossed and polished to give your smile that extra spark.

A Full Exam


During a dental exam, you can also expect the dentist to perform an extensive examination of your mouth, gums and teeth. This is done to look for anything out of the ordinary such as signs of diseases or other issues. If problems are found, the dentist will then take appropriate measures to ensure the issue is taken care of. Identifying an issue before it becomes a serious can save you a lot of pain and discomfort.

X Rays


If we suspect that there might be a bigger underlying issue during the dental exam, we may recommend getting some x-rays done. Depending on your age, symptoms and risk of disease, we may recommend that several x-rays be taken. With x-rays, we are able to properly diagnose issues that aren't visible to the eye such as impacted teeth, damage to the jawbone, cysts, tumors and decayed teeth. Using this imaging, we are able to make more comprehensive decisions that will help your mouth heal faster all-through.

If you haven't had a dental exam in a while, feel free to visit us. We'll not only provide you with world class service, but also help you in your journey to dental excellence.

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